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After re-install to new PC - no LNAV

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Howdy,After some time away waiting for a proper new PC, I've finally gotten back to 737 8/900. However, when I setup the tutorial flights to get re-acquainted with the systems, after take-off, the plane just keeps going straight despite what appears to be a correct flight plan in the FMS. The LNAV and VNAV lights are on, but the plane just goes straight.Any ideas?Mike

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Mike-I'll ask a couple of questions- and I don't intend to insult your intelligence- just want to have you check some obvious possible "gotcha's."1) Do you have the autopilot engaged? (ie: not just the F/D?)2) On the initial engage- did you actually give the system a chance to intercept the flight path? (ie: you were clearly pointed to head across the flight path when arming the modes- not just vaguely parallel?)3) Do you have the F/D on? Is it showing the same behavior as the airplane? Or is it trying to command a turn? (in which case- suspect your autopilot is not engaged!)4) Are you double checking the A/P and F/D modes on the PFD? The lights on the MCP are not always your best friend...Some of those might help... Sounds to me like it's probably something being overlooked!

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D'OH. It was #1. Used to shoot lots of approaches without a problem, must have thought LNAV turned the AP on. THanks!:-doh

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